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Wise Men Wednesday: Wisdom for Home and Business 03/03/2021

Welcome to Wise Men Wednesday, your weekly dose of Christian wisdom to thrive at home and in your business.

Posts published this week:

The Roadrunner & Concussions: Building A Habit Of Trust:

“Have you ever been in a serious accident? If so, who came to your rescue?
My booboos as a kid were solved by going to my parents, but my grownup problems are solved by going to God.”

Why You Should Hire Retail Managers Instead of Harvard MBA’s:

“I didn’t graduate college. I enrolled twice at two different schools, but never finished the first semester either time. College just wasn’t for me.

Why? I was learning so much more at my job in retail than I was in the classroom. In this post I argue why recruiters should be focusing on hiring retail managers instead of the graduates of fancy MBA program.”

In case you want to catch up on all the prior posts the full catalog is here.

Words of wisdom:

What I Worked On, by Paul Graham:

This post, written by Paul Graham the co-founder of Y Combinator, is an autobiography that showcases his long and often indirect path to success. Graham shares the highlights of his career: “When I said I was leaving, my boss at Yahoo had a long conversation with me about my plans. I told him all about the kinds of pictures I wanted to paint. At the time I was touched that he took such an interest in me. Now I realize it was because he thought I was lying. My options at that point were worth about $2 million a month. If I was leaving that kind of money on the table, it could only be to go and start some new startup, and if I did, I might take people with me.”

And stories from when he needed to pivot: “Our teacher, professor Ulivi, was a nice guy. He could see I worked hard, and gave me a good grade, which he wrote down in a sort of passport each student had. But the Accademia wasn’t teaching me anything except Italian, and my money was running out, so at the end of the first year I went back to the US. I wanted to go back to RISD, but I was now broke and RISD was very expensive, so I decided to get a job for a year and then return to RISD the next fall.”

Have a great rest of the week!

James Quandahl

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